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Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1980 on: December 31, 2011, 03:20:20 AM »
Ian is getting more of the old annoying frequent callers tonight.
He just got old Will from Madison Wisconsin, and Ian had enough of him quickly and dumped him...  ;D

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1981 on: December 31, 2011, 05:20:26 AM »
Off the record and on the board:  I predict that you, Ian, will make a full and complete recovery with you hearing issues... 

     You cant really screw up the "end of the year prediction shows," and that was a cool quote Ian read at the end, about the "hand of God," and I'm always amazed by these people that pop up every four years predicting that the "election will be cancelled."  You gotta be really paranoid to even entertain something like that.  And I felt sorry for the kid that was convinced that the "ATF or FBI" bombed the federal building in Oklahoma City.  That's what happens when kids walk around with nothing in their heads, letting it get filled with crap.  I'm with you, angeleyes, Ian gets cured in 2012.     
 

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1982 on: December 31, 2011, 05:31:56 AM »
Ian is getting more of the old annoying frequent callers tonight.
He just got old Will from Madison Wisconsin, and Ian had enough of him quickly and dumped him...  ;D
Was that who I just heard?  I love that Ian will place a caller on hold and school him on his rights and expectations then give the caller a short leash.  To hear Ian tell the caller that he is allowed to give hope to a caller and be positive and that while the caller is allowed to disagree he is not allowed to be upset that Ian has an opinion.  When Ian first did this to a caller I wasn't sure it was a good move; I was unsure if he would use it to silence some points of view.  Instead, he seems to just use it if people go to far or are too annoying and I find myself relieved in most cases.

Why can't other hosts take control of the show?  Why can't other hosts take control of their guest and callers and actually steer the show?  It seems that the others are content to let the callers spew whatever they want and allow them all the time in the world.

At a party, a good host knows who not to invite and who to throw out...

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1983 on: December 31, 2011, 09:13:06 AM »
Was that who I just heard?  I love that Ian will place a caller on hold and school him on his rights and expectations then give the caller a short leash.  To hear Ian tell the caller that he is allowed to give hope to a caller and be positive and that while the caller is allowed to disagree he is not allowed to be upset that Ian has an opinion.  When Ian first did this to a caller I wasn't sure it was a good move; I was unsure if he would use it to silence some points of view.  Instead, he seems to just use it if people go to far or are too annoying and I find myself relieved in most cases.

Why can't other hosts take control of the show?  Why can't other hosts take control of their guest and callers and actually steer the show?  It seems that the others are content to let the callers spew whatever they want and allow them all the time in the world.

At a party, a good host knows who not to invite and who to throw out...

I've seen posts that make fun of Ian as some sort of dweeb.  Nerd, yes.  Geek, yes.  But the guy's got well-balanced talk show cajones when and where they count.

Of course, a pre-requisite is the intelligence and intuition to size up a caller and act accordingly.  People like Noory lack that basic skill, thus couldn't apply the cajones even if he had them. 

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1984 on: December 31, 2011, 09:17:50 AM »
Am I the only one who caught the caller last night predicting that Art would return to C2C "in some capacity" in 2012?

Ian's reaction was interesting.  He'd just dealt with a prediction from last year about Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu reaching a peace accord.  He'd called that one a long shot. 

When he got the Art prediction, he said he doubted it, said Art was quite happy with where he was now and with what he was doing, said the prediction had as much chance of coming true as the one about Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu.

I got the feeling he'd been in contact with Art at some point.  Just my guess. 

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1985 on: December 31, 2011, 10:06:01 AM »

Why can't other hosts take control of the show?  Why can't other hosts take control of their guest and callers and actually steer the show?  It seems that the others are content to let the callers spew whatever they want and allow them all the time in the world.

I think George Knapp does a good job of steering the show where the guests are concerned, but his only flaw as a host is that he doesn't often do the same with callers. If he listened to a few of Ian's Open Lines shows, and followed suit, he'd be pretty near Art Bell.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1986 on: December 31, 2011, 10:10:47 AM »
... I got the feeling he'd been in contact with Art at some point.  Just my guess.

Or perhaps he's been in touch with some PremRat thug, giving him the company line.
 
 
The thing about Ian puttnig callers on hold and schooling them, taking control of the show, is too many times he's crossed a line with that.  Too many times he's used that tactic to stiffle views he didn't agree with, or even ideas he hadn't thought of himself and thus needed to shut down. 
 
Way too many times.  He'll put callers on hold, yammer about how they needed to 'take turns talking', when he was the one that had been interrupting and going nuts, bring them back, let them get about 3 words in, then hang up and say oh so sadly that all he wanted was to have a conversation.  He's done that a lot, and he sucks for doing it.   
 
He used to do stuff like that with a twinkle in his eye, part of some schtick.  After that Quayle interview, he really turned.  Maybe he's back to normal, I haven't listened to him in well over a year, but I don't think arguing and bullying the guests is part of the Predictions Show.
 

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1987 on: December 31, 2011, 12:26:43 PM »
Ian was awesome last night. Especially the way he tried to pump up the guy down on his luck, and then handled that right-wing anti-semite fucktard who called in. My HOPE is that guy drives off a cliff.

Glad we have one more night at least......

Ian Punnett
« Reply #1988 on: December 31, 2011, 01:19:45 PM »
Last night was good. Real good. Better than I expected it would be.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1989 on: December 31, 2011, 03:25:47 PM »
Am I the only one who caught the caller last night predicting that Art would return to C2C "in some capacity" in 2012?
that caller was obviously none other than the infamous "Fort Rock"  8)

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1990 on: December 31, 2011, 06:21:57 PM »
Ian was awesome last night. Especially the way he tried to pump up the guy down on his luck, and then handled that right-wing anti-semite fucktard who called in. My HOPE is that guy drives off a cliff.


Yeah, because mentioning "Zionists" must ABSOLUTELY mean that someone's an anti-semite, right? Pffff, gimme a break man.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1991 on: December 31, 2011, 07:36:14 PM »
Yeah, because mentioning "Zionists" must ABSOLUTELY mean that someone's an anti-semite, right? Pffff, gimme a break man.

Yeah....you're right man........bringing up the Jewish mayor of Chicago (Pretty dumb zionist doing this NOW, considering he once was White House Chief of Staff) claiming he was somehow going to be the one to take all of America's guns away (and protect the country's wolves while he's at it???  :o ) .....total coinkidink.   ::)

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1992 on: January 01, 2012, 12:36:18 AM »
Part two of Ian's new years caller predictions show tonight.
More crazy callers in the first hour already, including some wacko rambling on about King Midas changing into palladium and being the anti-christ?  :o

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1993 on: January 01, 2012, 01:07:16 AM »
I fast-blasted Ian tonight after hearing his several mentions of JB Wells, to tell him some aren't going to happy with Wells if he goes off the deep end with rightwing stuff, radio voice or no voice.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1994 on: January 01, 2012, 01:48:23 AM »
Another frequent and annoying caller calling himself Suliman got in again tonight claiming devilish forces tried to prevent him from making it on.
Apparently he used a fake alias name to get on and Ian recognized him immediately as Suliman.
Ian read Suliman's prediction for last year last night and it was totally wrong of course.
Ian sounds annoyed with Suliman again...  8)

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1995 on: January 01, 2012, 01:49:28 AM »
Hahaha,
Ian just made a prediction about the regular annoying callers Bill from West Hartford, Will from Madison Wisconsin, and Suliman will use fake aliases to get on the air in 2012.  ;D

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1996 on: January 01, 2012, 04:16:35 AM »
Ian signed off tonight with his goodbye speech and reminding he will return to host the c2c second Sunday of the month shows and probably some Noory fill-ins during the new year.
Ian's New Years photo from his studio tonight at his twitter page:


Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1997 on: January 01, 2012, 06:09:57 AM »
Part two of Ian's new years caller predictions show tonight....More crazy callers... some wacko rambling on about King Midas...

 
     The King Midas thing was weird, and the lady ranting about the Chinese soldiers in Mexico "just like they had in Sudan, when Hitler did his Normandy thing," is a direct indictment of our nation's educational system.  The "Flying Piranha Raccoons" was just too cool.  It reminded me of "Vampire Bear."  I think it was the same guy calling.  Ian never heard of "project bluebeam"?  No wonder I like him.  Happy New Year, gabsters.
 
 
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Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1998 on: January 01, 2012, 09:37:57 AM »
Ian signed off tonight with his goodbye speech and reminding he will return to host the c2c second Sunday of the month shows and probably some Noory fill-ins during the new year.


Thanks for the photo, Morgus.

Ian's sign off kind of baffled me.  I wasn't quite sure how to read it.  I'm out of here . . . except . . . . I am a ghost except. . . . I'm bucking tradition. . . I'm not like Oprah, or Regis, or Mary Hart.

I have no idea what Oprah, Regis, or Mary Hart did, but I surmise from Ian's goodbye speech that they all left doors open to their return.  Why say he was doing things differently, then add the exceptions?  Contract fulfillment?  Then why keep the twitter contacts going?

Dunno.  In the end, I decided there was something in Ian's sign-off that said:

"Coast to Coast is dead.  I'll fulfill any contractual obligations I have.  Other than that, I'm glad to be out of there.  My life is moving on--in other directions." 

Maybe it was New Year's nostalgia and sentimentality, but for the first time I believed those who have said we'll hear that soon from Knapp.  Guess I'm late to the funeral, but I was left just kind of, well, feeling like we've got nowhere to go from here but down. 


Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #1999 on: January 01, 2012, 10:58:30 AM »


Dunno.  In the end, I decided there was something in Ian's sign-off that said:

"Coast to Coast is dead.  I'll fulfill any contractual obligations I have.  Other than that, I'm glad to be out of there.  My life is moving on--in other directions." 

Maybe it was New Year's nostalgia and sentimentality, but for the first time I believed those who have said we'll hear that soon from Knapp.  Guess I'm late to the funeral, but I was left just kind of, well, feeling like we've got nowhere to go from here but down.

     That's exactly how I heard it as well. An undertone of "this thing ain't what it used to be,so I'm getting out". It's like Saigon, late April, 1975. Ian mentioned the one Sunday night appearance, but how long will that last? Wouldn't be surprised if he's off the show completely by summer.

     All the vestiges to classic C2C have been severed from Art to Rollye to Ian. Knapp is probably next to get "one in the hat"(pardon my 1930's mobster lingo) and be replaced by deep voiced some soft rock DJ who fits the suit like Johnny Bravo.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2000 on: January 01, 2012, 11:15:51 AM »
Has anyone heard Coast referred to as the George Noory Show? I was listening to  a station online (out of Maryland) and they kept calling Coast the George Noory Show. I puked. In my MIND

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2001 on: January 01, 2012, 11:30:03 AM »
Has anyone heard Coast referred to as the George Noory Show? I was listening to  a station online (out of Maryland) and they kept calling Coast the George Noory Show. I puked. In my MIND
   I like that better. That's what it is. It ain't C2C anymore, it's the George Noory clown show.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2002 on: January 01, 2012, 02:27:34 PM »
Ian's sign off kind of baffled me.  I wasn't quite sure how to read it.
i just read it as ian's weird sense of humor.
he announced he was saying goodbye until he returns next weekend for his regular 2nd sunday of the month hosting from now on.
he mentioned he won't do like Jay Leno and return and take away the Sat late-night slot now owned by John B. Wells.

however i recall Jay Leno first returned with a new earlier time slot with Conan keeping the late-night slot, so Ian could do that as well and return at some point and reclaim his early Sat night slot like he did a few years back and called his show "C2C Live" which replaced the Art Bell Somewhere in Time Replays.
That would have been my prediction for 2012 for his list...

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2003 on: January 01, 2012, 02:49:13 PM »
...  it's the George Noory clown show.

You mean the George Noory Ass Clown Show?

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2004 on: January 01, 2012, 02:54:16 PM »
Ian is way too good for Coast to Coast. Glad he is moving on.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2005 on: January 01, 2012, 03:35:17 PM »

You mean the George Noory Ass Clown Show?

     That works as well.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2006 on: January 01, 2012, 06:41:20 PM »
My take on Ian's farewell speech is he firmly closed the door so that there won't be future speculation about Ian returning to C2C.  He was making it clear that he was leaving for good. (except the once a month/occasional fill in shows)

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2007 on: January 01, 2012, 09:56:06 PM »
Another great show with plenty of whacko callers.

Ian was clearly kidding about the being done forever....."I'm gone....forever......until January 8th." Good stuff. I hope he does fill in for Snoor now and then, and I'd really like the prediction show to be his.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2008 on: January 02, 2012, 12:31:46 AM »
Ian improved a lot this year from what I recall when he hosted the two part prediction shows last year.
Though he doesn't number the caller predictions like Art did, to make it easier to find and refer to a particular prediction later on.

Re: Ian Punnett
« Reply #2009 on: January 02, 2012, 01:02:07 AM »
There were several veiled references that made me think that Ian is done and that it is his choice.  I can't recall any right now (I would have to listen again) but there were some comments that were well hidden.  I knew Art was done on his last show for the same reason (if I recall, there were some comments about call screeners and a few others?)  No doubt that Ian will finish out his contract, but from his tone and hints (I didn't hear his farewell) I would say he is as done as Art.  Even with a full miraculous recovery, he won't return.  It was a good ride...

It is like 1984.  Now there is just Knapp to go before all reminders of what potential Coast has is wiped.  It will not be long before there are very few who recall an Art, Ian or Knapp.  Any new listeners (or anybody who is young) will not know what once was.